The best face swap app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 19th, 2016

Swapping faces through various apps is a big deal right now. Mostly because it’s fun to see how silly you can look, right? Countless different apps are available, but how do you know which one is worthy of your time and money?

148Apps can help you out by giving you some insight into three of the biggest Face Swap apps out there, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.


The best

MSQRD — Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-12-17 :: Category: Game

FREE!

You’re in a rush and you need to know exactly which one to download right now - get MSQRD. It’s also great to use when you’re in a rush. It’s not perfect, but it’s free and very easy to use. You snap a photo, scroll through some filtering options, and you’re all set.

Of course, this is a face swapping app which means those filtering options are quite wacky. You can add sunglasses, silly hats, as well as silly backgrounds. That’s not forgetting the fact you can swap some faces around, of course.

So, what’s the catch? MSQRD is only any good if you want to make videos of the action. If you want a static image, this isn’t the tool for you.

The rest

Face Swap Live

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2015-12-14 :: Category: Game

$0.99

Face Swap Live is a pretty good back up tool. It’s priced at $0.99, but you can use it to record videos or take photos of yourself or import pictures from the internet. It’s that ease of use that’s particularly great. The downside is that the results can take some tweaking to really master.

Face Swap Live isn’t quite as accessible as MSQRD, requiring you to ensure that you’ve got the lighting right, and so forth. Being able to use celebrity photos so easily is really handy when you just want to mess around, rather than snap any memories, though.

Face Swap Booth - Face changer

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-03-16 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Face Swap Booth is the most expensive option here. The free version gives you insight into what to expect, but you’ll need to pay up $3.99 to be able to save many screenshots without watermarks. However, it offers a pretty advanced set of tools.

There’s auto face detection here, but if you spend some time working on blending faces manually, you’re going to gain a lot from Face Swap Booth. There’s the usual option of using celebrity faces too, with the app enthusiastically suggesting the likes of Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston to start you off.

If you want to spend plenty of time getting things just right, Face Swap Booth is a good option, but don’t go for it for a quick fix.

What face swapping apps have you enjoyed using lately? Let us know in the comments what your favorite is!

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